Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 1961 Page: 2 of 8
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
Thursday, January 5, 1961
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
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Publisher.........................................................mrs. j. w. dismukes
EDITOR & ADV. MANAGER................................JESSE V. DISMUKES
BUSINESS MANAGER..........................................HUGH J. DISMUKES
SOCIETY EDITOR & BOOKKEEPER................MARY V. DISMUKES
Entered at the Post Office at Palacios, Texas, as second class mail
matter under the Act of Congress.
TEXAS frpRTSSgl ASSOCIATION
One Year In County, $2.50 One Year Outside County, $3.00
WE STOP ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS AT EXPIRATION
Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing, or reputation
of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns
of the Palacios Beacon will be gladly corrected if brought to the
attention of the pub'isher. _____
FROM THE EXCHANGES . . .
Estimated Cost Of Navidad River Dam
To Million, Officials Are Told
The first phase of the Texana
Dam and Reservoir, proposed for
construction on the Navidad River
seven miles southeast of Edna, will
cost between $2,500,000 and $3,-
000,000, C. R. Marks, consulting
engineer for the firm of Lock-
Wood, Andrews & Newman, told a
joint session of Commissioners’
Court and the Jackson County
Flood Control District, Tuesday.—
Saturday morning, December 24,
'225 Christmas baskets were deliv-
ered. The total number of people
envolved numbered 1,003 and of
this number 750 were children un-
der the age of 11 years.—El Campo This js the United Emergency Shel-
Final figures for the 1960 census
show Rockport with 2989 people,
and 7006 in Aransas County.—
Plans to present a new city chart-
er providing nome rule govern-
ment for the City of Edna have
been announced by the Edna Jun-
ior Chamber of Commerce. Thirty-
five citizens will be named to a
Charter Commission shortly after
the first of the year to carry out
the important civic project.—Edna
E. E. “Gene” Armatta has estab-
lished a new business in El Campo.
IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLY FILES
Mrs Harold Krenzler, Jackson
County campaign director of the
1961 New March of Dimes, an-
nounced that the campaign will be-
gin January 2nd and will culminate
January 31st with the traditional
Mothers’ March.—Ganado Tribune,
IBrin*’* new and modem post
Office building was opened for busi-
ness Thursday. Postmaster Kath-
ryn A. Baker said the government
will set the official dedication date
in the very near future and a pub-
lic dedication ceremony will be
Residents of Westfield addition,
who recently petitioned the city
council for garbage collection ser-
vice, are urged to come to the city
hall and sign up for the service.
The council granted the request
contingent upon 90 percent of the
Westfield residents participating at
a monthly fee of $1.75 each.—El
ter Company which will distribute
the only Class A Civil Defense
and FHA approved nuclear fallout
shelter manufactured in Texas,
El Campo Leader-News.
If You Have . . .
been on a trip
ppiehr»t.ed » birthday
caught a big fish
killed a big deer
had a baby
been in a fight
had an operation
lost your hair
or done anything
Phone the Beacon, 5181.
10 YEARS AGO
Building of a new First Presby-
terian Church in Palacios at a re-
ported cost of $75,000 to $100,000
was authorized by the congregation
Fifty-four building permits total-
ling $114,655 were issued during
Two weekly newspapers in the
area changed ownership. R. D.
Mayer sold the El Campo News
to Rigby Owen of Opelousas, La.
and Chester Evans, of Victoria,
purchased the Edna Herald from
H. K. “Cap” Staples.
A public hearing was scheduled
for January 11 in Bay City on the
establishment of a permanent dan-
ger zone in the Gulf of Mexico ad-
jacent to Matagorda Island and
Starrett were married Christmas
morning at the home of the groom.
Rev. J. G. M. Ramsey, pastor of
> Presbyterian Church perform-
ed the rites.
Charles Lee, a brother of Mrs.
Flossie Lee Harper, died at his
home in Dallas.
The new 500 bed hospital at
Camp Hulen was being made ready
for occupancy although not fully
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Kav’n? a good reputation is a
fine lh:ng as long as you don’t
alienate people trying to deserve
Both sugar and vinegar are pre-
servatives, so it seems to boil down
j to whether you want to be pickled
or in a jam.
First words spoken over the tele-
phone ware, “Watson, come here;
jl want you,” spoken by Alexander
Graham Bell to his assistant.
You Con Lessen The ’’BITE”
by keeping an up-to-date record of every de-
ductible expense. But be sure you can back
them up with good evidence such
as a can-
If you don't pay by check, for your own pro-
tection you would be wise to do so before an-
other week goes by. In any amount your ac-
count is welcome.
The City State Bank Of Palacios
MEMBER F. D. I. C.
15 YEARS AGO
M.r. .mil TArs. 3. 5k. ItiA>iwaon cele-
brated their Golden 'Wedding Anni-
versary Sunday afternoon at the
First Methodist Church social hall.
Business changes made during
the holidays were: Audry Sullivan
purchased the Palacios Pharmacy
from R. N. Grant and Pat Treacy
leased the Crawford Fish Market.
The marriage of Miss Lula Grace
Cornelius and L. L. Chiles and Miss
Mary Owen and Leo Petersen were
Deaths reported were J. A. Shoe,
maker and T. H. Whitaker.
20 YEARS AGO
John Kirkpatrick of Boling, past
district governor of Rotary Inter-
national, addressed the local club
at the regular meeting on New
L. C. English, manager of the
Chamber of Commerce, reported
the Military Ball at the pavilion
December 27, honoring Brigadier
General Harvey C. Allen and Mrs.
Allen, was a huge success.
The Beacon carried 20 or more
notices of tax collector’s sale of real
estate for the Palacios Independent
Miss Robbie Preas and Dale V.
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Itfs die Law
If you do not provide for the
proper defense of all who are ac-
cused of crime, then the innocent,
when falsely accused, have no way
to prove their innocence. So, under
our law, we look on a man as in-
nocent until he is found guilty
under proper court proceedings.
From this, it follows that all of
us have the right to be represented
by a lawyer. Since the lawyer has
a duty to represent you, much
criticism of him is unjust.
Should a lawyer defend persons
in court if he knows or thinks
they have done the acts of which
they are accused? Yes. the worst
criminal has a right to a fair trial.
This he cannot have unless a law-
yer sees that he has a fair jury
and that it hears only lawful evi-
dence against him.
Sometimes the defense counsel
arouses public feeling by his sin-
cere efforts to see that his client
has every proper legal safeguard.
The public may misunderstand
these legal moves. For the public
they seem to be an unethical ef-
fort to defeat justice, by delay or
by taking advantage of certain
Attorneys should tell people that
it is one of our basic democratic
rights to be considered innocent
until evidence proves our guilt be-
yond a reasonable doubt.
All who are charged with crime
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Dismukes, Jesse V. Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 1961, newspaper, January 5, 1961; Palacios, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth710029/m1/2/: accessed February 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palacios Library.